List of all U-boats

U-715

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down28 Mar 1942 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 781)
Launched14 Dec 1942
Commissioned17 Mar 1943Oblt. Helmut Röttger
Commanders
17 Mar 1943 - 13 Jun 1944  Kptlt. Helmut Röttger
Career
1 patrol
17 Mar 1943-31 May 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-13 Jun 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk at 0930hrs on 13 June 1944 north-east of the Faeroes, in position 62.55N, 02.59W, by depth charges from a Canadian Canso aircraft (RCAF-Sqdn. 162/T). 36 dead and 16 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

13 Jun 1944

A Canadian Catalina aircraft (Sqdn 162/T) was shot down. The boat was lost in this attack.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in June 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-715 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.



Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel